Opt In - Support to find work

If you get Supported Living Payment and want to get a job, do some training or study, our Opt In programme can help you.

How Opt In can help

If you join Opt In you will have a case manager who will work closely with you.

You might have a clear idea of what work you would like to do and how to get there. Or you want to work but you’re not sure where to start. Your case manager can work with you on ideas for training, study or finding a job that will suit you. This could include checking if you need anything to help you do the job.

The case manager will be experienced in working with disabled people and people with health conditions looking for work.

  • You choose who else will be involved

    You can decide who else you would like to be involved in helping you reach your work goals. It might be your family, a support person and others you work with such as someone from an employment support service.

    We'll work together so we know what you already have in place. We'll also see if there are other organisations that could help you reach your goals.

  • Opt In and your benefit

    Joining Opt In is your choice, and you can stop at any time. If you find work, your case manager will talk about how this income may affect your benefit.

    You don't have to look for work when you're getting Supported Living Payment. Opt In is completely voluntary and your benefit won't be affected if you don't join.

  • How to join Opt In

    Contact us to talk about joining Opt In or other ways we can help you.

  • Other help to find work

    There are also specialist employment support services available in many places that help disabled people and people with health conditions to find suitable work.

    You can: